Introducing Arts & Art Therapy
Can anyone really answer the question “what is fine art?” Art, like beauty, is seen through the eyes of the beholder. What one person considers a work of art, another may consider a hideous offense to the senses. Yet art in its myriad forms can be very healing – both to the artist as well as to the “beholder.” Often, art is used as a catharsis for the visual artist. As a transformative method for healing and discovery, it is a gift for honoring the ebb and flow of life's challenges and realities in a physical way. It can be an expression of personal growth or a translation of the natural world into a two or three dimensional form. Be it an emotional or true to life visual representation, Fine Art depicts the known and the unknown world as we see it and believe it to be.
Here at All Things Healing you may experience an introduction to fine arts and perhaps learn more about what makes art healing. But, it is beyond the scope of this website to try to define an answer to “what is fine art?” It might even by construed as disrespectful to the world of art to attempt the answer as we are going to include in it's scope painting, sculpture, music, dance, theatre, architecture, photography, printmaking and more.
Perhaps that is why we are safer defining this section as an introduction to fine art. But this necessitates bringing up another equally difficult question to answer. How does one define an introduction to fine art? Suffice it to say that here you will find both artists work, a pleasing feast for your senses and articles about art and artists – particularly focusing on the healing aspects of art. I hope you enjoy our Fine Arts section and enjoy your introduction to fine arts ATH (All Things Healing) style. We may not be able to tell you “what is fine art” but we can introduce you to many fine artists.